Metadata: State Administered Lands - DNR Management Units, Minnesota

State Administered Lands - DNR Management Units, Minnesota

This page last updated: 06/02/2016
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Fisheries Division

Title: State Administered Lands - DNR Management Units, Minnesota

Abstract: This data layer shows lands acquired, administered and/or managed by Minnesota DNR. These include lands in the following categories:
  • Aquatic Management Area (AMA)

  • Scientific and Natural Area (SNA)

  • State Forest

  • Other Forest Land

  • State Park

  • State Recreation Area

  • State Wayside

  • Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

Management Units are often composed of numerous tracts of land that are managed or administered as a single unit.

Some features in this layer are hyperlinked to websites or documents that provide descriptive information. Use ArcMap's Hyperlink Tool (yellow lightning bolt) to access deed documents. (To set up the hyperlink, open Layer Properties: Display tab, check the Hyperlinks box and choose the field [WEB_LINK1] or [WEB_LINK2].)

Purpose: For more information about management units, see the following:
Classification and Purposes - MN Statutes 86A:

Time Period of Content Date: 02/23/2024

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset.

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: Weekly

Spatial Extent of Data:

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: DNR-administered lands, acquisitions, parcels, easement, admin, planningCadastre

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints:

Use Constraints: Delineations are generally representative of managed lands, but they are of varying accuracies. Do not use for boundary disputes or legal applications.

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637

Browse Graphic: Click to view a data sample.

Associated Data Sets: State Surface Interests Administered by MNDNR or by Counties - by 40-acre parcel

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency: Not Specifically Assessed

Completeness: Completed statewide

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Vertical Positional Accuracy:


Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

Vertical Datum: Not Applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: Not Applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes


Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
dnr_management_units - Feature Class Attribute Table (DNR Fisheries)
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
ESRI-generated shape IDESRI
Management unit name per Land Records System (LRS)
Management unit type per Land Records System (LRS)
Administrating division per Land Records System (LRS)
Administrator code per Land Records System (LRS)
Administrator per Land Records System (LRS)
Management Program per Land Records System (LRS)
Program Project # per Land Records System (LRS)
ACCESS_WO_TRESPASSenumeratedFlag indicating whether management unit is publicly-accessible without trespassing
Access open to publicManagement unit is publicly-accessible
Access closed to publicAccess open to public Management unit is not publicly-accessible
Point of contact for management unit questions
URL web path to scanned deed document (PDF)
Addtional URL link (if relevant)
Person who created delineation
Date of delineation
Last person to update delineation
Date of last delineation
Last person to update tabular attributes
Date of last tabular update
Editor notes
Person to approve final record
Total acres of management unit per PLAN_SRC
Source of PLAN_ACRES
GIS-calculated acres
MAP_RESTRICT_RULE_IDenumeratedFlag indicating whether management unit should be restricted from showing on public maps
RestrictedManagement unit is restricted from public view maps
UnrestrictedManagement unit is not restricted from public view maps
Confidence in spatial accuracy of delineation

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota DNR - Management Information Systems

Publication Date: 11/19/2013

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: bdry_dnr_managed_areas.gdb\dnr_management_units

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online:

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 06/02/2016

Contact Person Information: Lyn Bergquist, GIS Data Contact
Minnesota DNR - Fisheries Unit
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5189

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 06/02/2016
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